It is that time again. Time for another installment of Things I have Learned from my Toddler!!
It is interesting to me that as Monkey grows I begin to notice a lot of his quirks. Unlucky for him, he seems to take after his Mama in that regard. I am also amazed at how easily is it to communicate with him considering that really the only words he uses are “car” and “hey”.
For example, right now, while trying to type this blog on my laptop, he has apparently decided that he does not want me working on the laptop but yet paying attention to him while he watches Baby Crack Einstein. The way he communicates this to me is to run up to me screaming and slam the lid of the laptop as hard as he can while my fingers narrowly escape sudden doom. The he struts away proud of himself with a loud “UH!” as if to say “There!” *shrug*
When he wants to tell me that he wants another Baby Crack Einstein movie, instead of saying simply, “Mama, another movie please.” he runs up to the TV and with full force slamming into it and then starts beating on it while pointing up to the DVD player. He does this all while grunting like a caveman. “UHH UHH UHH UHH!!!!” And then god forbid you would put the movie in that he didn’t request, because then the screaming and grunting graduates to new levels and the TV begs you to get it right and stop the abuse.
Now don’t go thinking that I haven’t read all the baby and parenting books and consulted my pediatrician. Because I have. Several times. Seriously! And I know that I am supposed to say “use your words please” and try and get him to use those words before giving into him, but I tell you my TV was CRYING. “Please, don’t let him beat on me anymore!! Pleeeeaaaaase!!”
What would you do? Uh huh.
Actually this DVD thing is new because I typically don’t let him watch a lot of TV usually. Just in the mornings and at night. However, since he is feeling so under the weather lately and prefers to watch his DVD’s, I have been giving in a lot more. And if that isn’t enough, the beating on the TV and grunting usually convinces me that he would rather be watching TV.
My poor TV.
Another thing I have learned recently is that somewhere around 19 months of age, my toddler will begin to refuse all food that is not chicken nuggets or fruit. ALL food. It doesn’t matter if yesterday it was his favorite food. He won’t even TOUCH it. Let alone put the evil not to be tasted food into his mouth. I don’t know where he gets that from. His father and I both eat pretty much everything. Duh. LOL
When your toddler comes running into the living room proud to present the prize he has found and places into your hand a bottle of flavored massage oil… it is time to get locks on the nightstand drawers in your bedroom. *nod* God forbid he would find anything else interesting in those drawers. We just won’t go there. Buy new locks? Check!